The Homer Storytellers will meet from 3-5 p.m. Saturday in the Library Conference Room, to share and listen to stories about how a social or political event impacted lives personally.
The girls received the Academic Award at state w a combined gpa of 3.5 & my step-daughter Hannah Hatfield, a freshman, made the all tournament team.
Traditional balsamic vinegars are made from a pure and unfermented reduced grape must and aged for several years in a series of wooden barrels. Balsamic’s flavor is deeply sweet and tangy with a thick viscosity and boasts variations of rich brown to dark, inky purple colors. Produced exclusively in either the province of Modena or the wider Emilia region of Italy, it is magical and mysterious must-have vinegar staple in my pantry.
In a push to get Alaska voters to legalize marijuana, supporters suggested a tax on growers of $800 a pound — though they knew it would be unworkable in the long run.
“911, what’s your emergency?”
With the countdown to Alaska’s primary election winding down, candidates for governor are making the rounds to all corners of the state, including Homer.
For many, Homer is a prime destination. For others, like couple Sophie George and Chris Haag, it’s a jumping off point.
Right after Call to Order, the Pledge of Allegiance and Agenda Approval on the Homer City Council agenda comes the item of “Mayoral Proclamations and Recognitions” — a time to honor new firefighters, medics and police officers, winning sports teams and distinguished citizens, and support causes like breast cancer or domestic violence awareness. On Monday, a proposed mayoral recognition ballooned into controversy that caused the meeting to be canceled for lack of a quorum.
Wouldn’t you think I would be an inveterate reader of prestigious garden books? Those tomes written by the great English designers at whose altars we bow on bended knee? Think Penelope Hobhouse, Rosemary Verey, Gertrude Jekyll.
At big minus tides when the sea retreats and intertidal life become visible, Kachemak Bay beaches turn into transient treasure chests. Heads down, clusters of citizen scientists poke among rocks, searching for chitons and anemones and sea stars. Objects inches long or less bear the scrutiny of flashy diamonds in a jewelry shop.
It’s not a great summer to be a salmon fisherman in Southcentral Alaska so far.
Lisa M. Halverson
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
The Anchor Point Fire &Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday June 20 at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700.
The Homer Mariners will have to wait another year for that elusive and overdue state softball title after a double-elimination day at the Division II tournament at the South Davis Park Complex in Fairbanks.
It’s that time of year again — the time when you’re oh-so glad to have your little tykes back from school and filling your home with laughter and excitement. For about a week.
Wow, because of a weak run of kings and just after our last fishing report hit the stands, the angling doors slammed shut on the Anchor, Deep and Ninilchik streams tighter than a nudist’s keister glissading down a snow chute. Plus, a sport fishing regulation restriction was issued pertaining to chinook fishing (including catch-and-release) in marine waters within 1-mile of shore from Bluff Point to the Ninilchik River. Mega ouch, but it had to be done.
Cooking over the mystic cookfire, the ancients watched flames, their form of entertainment. At nighttime, in a wilderness like Kachemak Bay State Park, the stillness combined with the piercing calls and hoots and splashes of its creatures creates a sort of kinship, a wild awakening. This is bear and blueberry country, salmon and owl country.
I’ve had experiences throughout my life where I had little — little money, little time, little energy. We all have been there. It’s the ebb in the ebb and flow of life. So we dig deep, we prioritize, and we do what we can with what we have.
After more than three decades working in education, Timothy Whip is settling down for some “me time.” The regional administrator is headed for retirement and will not return as principal of the Razdolna and Kachemak-Selo schools next school year.